[fpc-devel] problem with fpcres on mac

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Mon Jan 25 15:30:00 CET 2010

On 25 Jan 2010, at 15:02, zeljko wrote:

> I've already filled up an issue
> http://bugs.freepascal.org/view.php?id=15586 which shows the problem.
> It cannot link application with > 255 lfms (mac only - win32 & linux are ok).
> fpc-2.4.1 r14802
> Anyone ?

I don't know how fcl-res deals with resources, but if it creates a separate section in the object file for each resource, then that is probably the problem (mach-o object files are limited to 255 sections). If that is indeed the problem, then instead of creating separate sections it should simply put everything in a single section with a global symbol in front of each resource. Dead code stripping (aka "smart linking") happens based on global symbols on Mac OS X, not based on sections.


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